Assistant Professor
Department of Public Policy and Administration


Brief Biography

Artan Karini is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at AUC. His research and teaching have broadly focused on global governance through aid institutions and their modalities in promoting best practice in administrative reform mainly in non-OECD country contexts. Prior to joining GAPP, he held various positions in academic and research organizations in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and Southeast Europe and also engaged in development consulting through OSI, CIVICUS, NUFFIC/CORDAID and USAID. A former Fulbright scholar, he earned his MPA from the University of Pittsburgh and his doctorate in development policy and management from the University of Manchester. He also holds a professional designation in advanced human resources from Queen's University (Kingston), an affiliation with EUCAnet (a network of EU and European experts in Canada) and an adjunct research professorship with the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University (Ottawa). 



  • Karini, A. (2018), 25 Years in Transition: The Role of International Aid in Administrative Reform in Post-Communist Albania, Palgrave Macmillan (manuscript accepted).

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Policy papers

Courses Taught

  • PPAD 500/5201   Research Methods for Public Policy and Administration 
  • PPAD 598/5298   Research Seminar
  • PPAD 534/5156   Comparative Bilateral Cooperation for Development
  • PPAD 570/5199   Civil Society: Concepts and Contexts (Special Topics) 
  • PPAD 525/5127   Reforming Delivery of Public Services
  • PPAD 517/5126   Management of Non-Profit Organizations  
  • PPAD 575/5175   Independent Study in Public Policy and Administration 
  • PPAD 500/5299   Research Guidance 


  • MPA Program Director (2016-2018) 
  • Academic Affairs Committee, member
  • Departmental Research Committee, member (alternate)
  • Jameel Fellowship selection committee, member
  • ICAPA/EAPAA Accreditation Committee, member
  • NASPAA-Batten Simulation Competition, Technical Adviser
  • Special Editorial Committee, Inaugural Policy Brief Series, GAPP
  • AUC Graduate Advisory Committee, member

Thesis supervision

Successful defenses: Ismail, M. (May '17); El Zoughby , K. (August '17); Ali, S. Sayed (Jan. '18).

Research Interest
  • Administrative reform
  • Public policy theory
  • EU acquis
  • Aid effectiveness
  • International HRM